Wastewater: The vast amount of wastewater left after a frack is highly toxic and sometimes radioactive. It cannot safely be used for other purposes.  The most common disposal method injects the waste into the ground under pressure, but this has been shown to be the cause of thousands of earthquakes.  Other methods of disposal are associated with disease and environmental contamination.  There is now no approved method considered to be safe in New Brunswick.

Last Modified: May 26, 2023